Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Køge Værft Skibs- og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Køge|
|Owner||Det Forenede Kulimportører, Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||8 Dec 1939||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-23 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||57° 31'N, 2° 17'E - Grid AN 2766|
|Complement||21 (19 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Denmark - UK|
|History||Completed in January 1924 by Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft A/S, Copenhagen. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.04 hours on 8 Dec 1939 the neutral Scotia was hit in the fore part by one torpedo from U-23 and sank slowly by the bow in 17 minutes. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 23.26 hours on 7 December. The survivors were picked up by the Danish steam merchant Hafnia, which had witnessed the attack.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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